Cyclist Punches Cabbie in Face After Cutting Him Off, Police Say

By Mathew Katz on June 27, 2014 6:32am 

 A cabbie was punched in the face after getting into an argument with a cyclist, police said.
A cabbie was punched in the face after getting into an argument with a cyclist, police said.
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HELL'S KITCHEN — An angry cyclist punched a cabbie in the face after cutting him off near the Lincoln Tunnel, police said.

The cyclist swerved in front of the 54-year-old cabbie as he drove through the intersection of West 37th Street and Ninth Avenue just before 11 p.m. June 15, according to the NYPD.

The two men got into an argument, and then the cyclist swore at the cabbie before punching him in the left side of the face and biking away, police said.

The cabbie was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was treated for bruises and swelling, according to the NYPD.

Police were looking for the cyclist, who they said has brown eyes and black hair, is about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds, and was last seen wearing black shorts and a black T-shirt. 

Other notable crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► Another cabbie was attacked after getting into an argument with a BMW-driving man at about 1:05 a.m. on June 15.

The BMW driver got out of his car and attacked the cabbie's 2012 Ford Escape with a glass bottle, then punched and kicked it, causing damage to the windshield and driver side door, police said.

Police had not made any arrests as of Thursday.

► A woman riding a limousine party bus walked away from her bag to make a phone call, only to find that $500 was gone when she got back, police said.

According to police, the woman, 19, was partying on the bus near Eighth Avenue and West 17th Street at about 11:30 p.m. on June 15 when she left the bag. When she got back, her cash was missing, along with her learner's permit, the NYPD said.

► A woman was walking along West 25th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues on June 19 when a man threw a paper cup of coffee at her, police said.

The woman, 57, did not know the man, who said "b----, you must leave this block," before tossing the cup at her, according to police.

Police were looking for a 43-year-old man, 5-foot-7, weighing about 240 pounds, bald, with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing brown jeans, red sneakers and a blue T-shirt, police said.

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